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Nasa's K2 Finds Dead Star Vaporizing a Mini 'planet'

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Disintegrating asteroid

In this artists conception, a tiny rocky object vaporizes as it orbits a white dwarf star.

Credit: CfA/Mark A. Garlick

Scientists using NASA's repurposed Kepler space telescope, known as the K2 mission, have uncovered strong evidence of a tiny, rocky object being torn apart as it spirals around a white dwarf star.

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